Like many WordPress site owners, how to secure your WordPress website in 2017 should be your prime concern.
How to secure your WordPress website
1. Verify Your Site with Webmaster Tools
It’s also important to have your site verified with Google through their Webmaster Tools platform
You can request that your site be removed from the blacklist once a website hack has been resolved.
2. Update & Update Some More
WordPress Updates: One of the best things about WordPress is how quick they are to patch security holes and roll out updates.
In fact, since WordPress 3.7, automatic security updates have been enabled on most sites.
3. Scan Your Site Regularly
There are some pretty nifty tools out there that can scan your entire WordPress site for malware, added code, and other strange anomalies that may have been injected into your website.
WordPress Scanning Plugins:-
4. Deny Multiple Login Attempts
Hackers often use what is called a “brute-force” attack which is a script that uses multiple random usernames and passwords to try to gain access to your website.
5. Database Security
In case you didn’t know, WordPress runs off of a MySQL database that was created on your web hosting server. This database has a username and password in order to set the data read and write privileges used by your WordPress build and some plugins.
6. Never Use “Admin” as a Username
As to my point above about brute-force attacks, hackers use scripts trying to guess the username and password of your website in order to gain access.
7. Choose a Good Hosting Company
Nothing is more frustrating than to have a hosting company that provides next to nothing when it comes to support when dealing with a website attack – trust me, it sucks!
8. Have a Backup Plan
There are two things that have to be backed up in order to make your site work: website files and the database they are connected to.